Science in Spanish: Political Science Jobs, Politicians, and the Future of Science in Spain article The future of science in Spain is in question, according to a new report from political scientists Michael Z. Piel and Pedro R. Crespo, both from the Center for Social Science Research at the University of Barcelona.
They say that political parties, institutions, and governments have failed to keep up with changing technology and the changing public.
“The problem is that a large proportion of Spaniards are not scientifically literate, and in a society that has lost its sense of scientific history, it is not clear how they can make informed choices about the future,” said Z.
Piel, a senior research fellow in the Center’s Department of Political Science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
“Political scientists, scientists and others are being forced to make tough choices and make difficult choices that are not always supported by the facts,” he said.
“A significant number of Spaniard are not aware of the value of their expertise in the sciences.
This is a major problem in a highly competitive and rapidly changing country.”
Z.V. and R.C.P. cite a lack of access to the latest scientific literature, as well as lack of support from scientists and institutions for research in the public sphere, as key reasons for this lack of understanding.
Z. and C.P.’s study is published in the prestigious journal Social Science & Medicine.
“There is a need for more resources for scientists, but the government is not providing them,” said Piel, who is also a member of the National Research Council.
“In Spain, we are the country that has the highest number of researchers per capita in the world, but we are also the country where the most scientists are not employed.
The problem is not just a lack in access to information, but also an absence of a culture of respect and the respect of scientists.
This lack of respect is a problem that can easily lead to the destruction of the sciences and its social and political importance.”
In an effort to remedy the situation, the government has recently made several proposals for improving access to basic scientific information, including an initiative to promote and encourage the publication of scientific research papers and the promotion of the publication and sharing of scientific results in the popular media.
P. and P. have also called on the Spanish government to increase support for public education on scientific matters, including the use of state-funded education programs to increase access to science.
However, in order to ensure that the public does not lose interest in science, Piel has also called for more research into the role of the media in disseminating science, including its role in public education.
“We believe that there is an urgent need to invest in the dissemination of scientific information.
We want to see more science communication initiatives, such as scientific and technical journals, as part of this, which will be beneficial for the scientific research community,” said Crespa, a research fellow at the Center.
The study also includes recommendations for policies to increase the quality of public discourse on science, and increase the visibility of scientists in the media and the public.
Z., who teaches political science at the Instituto de Estudios Politéticos de Madrid, said that while public support for science remains high, there is still a long way to go before scientists have an increased voice in politics.
“I think that we still need to focus on improving our understanding of the science, especially in terms of its social, political and cultural impact,” he told Al Jazeera.
“For example, it would be very useful to develop a common framework to understand how scientists’ work and their impact in society is expressed.
The more we understand and interact with scientists, both directly and through social media, the more we will become better equipped to understand their impact and influence on society.”